Charles Schwab Cup Championship Odds, Field & Betting Picks

Charles Schwab Cup Championship Odds, Field & Betting Picks

The final weekend of the PGA Champions Tour season is typically a coronation of the series champion along with the event winner, but one piece of that puzzle has already been determined. Check the 2023 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Odds and our free betting picks here.

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Stricker Looks to Cap Dominant Champions Tour Season With Win at Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Steve Stricker’s dominant season has included six wins (three in majors) means that he’s already clinched the season-long championship, which is determined by money earned on the tour. Stricker, who will be the first golfer on this circuit to earn more than $4 million in a single season after he officially starts the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, has more than double the No. 2 golfer on the money list (Steve Alker). 

The money list was converted to points before the last two tournaments, which were playoff events. Points were then doubled for those tournaments, putting Bernhard Langer and Padraig Harrington in second and third, respectively, ahead of Alker going into this final event. 

The 56-year-old Stricker has 12 wins on the PGA Tour and another 17 wins on the senior circuit. This year, he finished outside the top 10 just once in 16 starts. This is just the third time since the Champions Tour went to this format that the season-long championship was clinched before the last event. 

Last year, Alker won the season-long title and Harrington won this event. Stricker did not compete here in 2022 and is looking for his first victory in this tournament, which dates back to 1990.  The other two were Langer (2014) and Hale Irwin (2002).

The Course

Since 2017, the Champions Tour season finale has been contested at Phoenix Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The par-71 course measures 6,860 yards, giving players plenty of birdie opportunities (Harrington’s winning score last year was an incredible -27). 

This is also the only tournament outside of the senior majors to be contested over 72 holes (four rounds). There is no cut in the 36-golfer field. 

Can Harrington Outduel Stricker?

Despite coasting to the championship, Steve Stricker (+350) hasn’t won on the circuit since mid-September, which was before he traveled to Rome to serve as a vice-captain for the Ryder Cup U.S. team. But he was so dominant that he didn’t even need to play the first two playoff events to win the season-long title. In a six-tournament stretch from May to July, Stricker’s worst finish was second. His last appearance was at the Constellation Furyk & Friends event, where he finished 15th

Will Stricker be able to turn it on and dethrone defending tournament champion Padraig Harrington (+350)? The Irishman was dominant here in 2022, winning by seven strokes over Alex Cejka. Coincidentally, Harrington also won last week’s tournament—the TimberTech Championship—by seven strokes over Langer and Charlie Wi. 

Harrington has two wins on the Champions Tour this year to go with three runner-up finishes. In addition to success on this tour, Harrington performed well in seven PGA Tour events. He made the cut in each one and brought home a top-10 finish at the Valero Texas Open

Other Contenders

Steven Alker (+800) came out of nowhere to win the series title a year ago. While he will not repeat, he’s had an impressive campaign—winning the second-most money on tour behind Stricker. He has a victory and was in the top 25 in 18 of 19 tournaments he competed in. While his last two events have been tied for 25th, he did post back-to-back runner-up finishes earlier in October. His -19 in Phoenix last year would’ve been good enough to tie winner Phil Mickelson in 2021, but last year, he finished third and was eight shots behind Harrington. 

Ernie Els (+1000) ranks fifth in the standings after a solid campaign that saw him win in March and end the season on a solid run. His worst finish in his last four events was seventh at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic two weeks ago. His other results in that span are two fourths and a third. 

Bernhard Langer (+1200) shouldn’t be discounted at age 66. He became the all-time Champions Tour leader in wins this year and came in the top 10 in 12 of 23 starts. He won’t win a seventh title (No. 6 came in 2021), but he can secure a second-place finish in the standings if he can improve on his 17th-place result from a year ago. 

Alex Cejka (+2500) was a distant runner-up to Harrington here last year. The German citizen won The Senior Open Championship, so he can go 72 holes, and he’s coming off a ninth-place result at the TimberTech Championship last week. 

Brett Quigley (+2800) is playing with a heavy heart following the death of his cousin two weeks ago. Devon Quigley was seriously injured in an automobile accident nearly 12 years ago and passed away oct. 28. Quigley won earlier in October at the Constellation Furyk & Friends and came in 20th at the Schwab last year. 

Longshots

Vijay Singh (+5000), one of the more popular players regardless of the tour he’s playing on, is worth a look here. Not only did he win this event in 2018 and place runner-up the year prior, he’s got three top-10 finishes in his last six events, including a win at The Ally Challenge in August. 

Harrison Frazar (+8000) has extremely long odds but won just two weeks ago. The victory in the first playoff event, the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, was his first on the Champions Tour and secured his spot in this event. 

2023 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Odds

We wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to hedge your bets by taking Stricker and Harrington here, but if we had to take one, we lean toward Harrington. Alker’s consistency has been impressive, and you can’t rule out Langer. For more value, we like Cejka and Singh. 

Here are the latest odds from JazzSports for the PGA Champions Tour 2023 Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

GOLFERODDS TO WIN 2023 CHARLES SCHWAB CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Steve Stricker+350
Padraig Harrington+350
Steven Alker+800
Ernie Els+1000
Bernhard Langer+1200
Miguel Angel Jimenez+1600
Jerry Kelly+1600
David Toms+2200
Alex Cejka+2500
Brett Quigley+2800
Steven Ames+3500

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